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The Last Quarter Moon, October 9th

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Posted 12 October 2020 - 11:44 AM

While imaging Mars with my Questar 3.5 Standard on October 9th before sunrise, I noted and saw an excellent Last Quarter Moon high in the sky (75 degrees). Aiming the scope, I also noticed how the Apennine mountain range extended beyond the terminator for a pleasing scene. So I mounted my old Nikon F with a waist-level finder, loaded with 400TMax (TMY2) and exposed 20 frames using a cable release with the mirror-lockup feature enabled. The scope's focal length is 1283mm at f/14.4. Focusing was a bit awkward due to the high angle! The film was processed in HC-110B then scanned on an Epson 4990 flatbed scanner.

 

Here's the setup (taken later in the day):

 

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And here's the best of the roll (1/60 second):

 

 

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Cheers, Allan


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